The Fellows Program’s goals are to help new and diverse lawyers have an opportunity to be involved in substantive work of the division, to develop effective volunteer leaders, to expand division membership and to enhance knowledge about the work, programming and content of the division.
The following individuals make up the Fellows Class of 2013-14:
- James M. Cool, Aiken Schenk Hawkins & Ricciardi PC, Phoenix
- Sofia S. Lingos, Lingos Law LLC, Boston
- Margaret K. Masunaga, County of Hawaii, Kealakekua, Hawaii
- Emilie R. Ninan, Ballard Spahr LLP, Wilmington, Del.
- Antonia Roybal-Mack, Roybal-Mack Law PC, Albuquerque, N.M.
Cool focuses his practice on the areas of personal injury, administrative law and public labor law. As a student at Arizona State University, he earned distinction as one of the most highly decorated oral advocates in school history.
Lingos is the principal and founding attorney of Lingos Law LLC, a boutique business law firm representing small businesses and entrepreneurs in forming, protecting, maintaining and expanding their ventures. She also is an adjunct project at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, where she teaches a course on law practice management and access to justice.
Masunaga is the deputy corporation council for the County of Hawaii in the Planning Department in Kona. She served as the Hawaii delegate to the White House Forum on Women and the Economy in November 2011. She is the former chair of the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women.
Ninan is the managing partner of her firm’s Wilmington office, the partner responsible for the public finance practice in Delaware and the immediate past president of North American South Asian Bar Association. Ninan works with governmental, quasi-governmental and private entities to obtain lower-cost capital financing through the issuance of tax-exempt bonds. In addition to her public finance practice, Ninan advises on uniform commercial code matters and delivers formal legal opinions in connection with financing transactions.
Roybal-Mack has experience in children’s law, general litigation, domestic relations and personal injury matters. She received the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Attorney Award and was also named “Best of the Bar” by the New Mexico Business Weekly.
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